Museum exhibitions created by area students will be on display at the Science Museum of Western Virginia
Students from Glenvar Middle School in Roanoke County have created engaging museum experiences, which showcase ideas to improve their communities and also integrate ideas from the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. The work will be on display at the Science Museum of Western Virginia. The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology's IDEAS Studio assisted with the progress of the projects, working closely with approximately 50 students, who were encouraged to identify problems within their community, explore potential solutions, and design meaningful ways to share this work with a public audience, crafting a compelling user experience. Teams of students worked together to created 12 exhibitions featuring their creations, which include an anti-bullying robot, a solar car, a rooftop garden, and a secure medicine dispenser. Visitors to the museum will also have an opportunity to craft their own creations.